The Atlanta Braves lost both outings of a double header with the New York Mets by 5-4 and 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon/evening at Citi Field in Flushing, NY, which allowed the National League East-leading Mets to take a 2-1 lead in the four game series between the teams.
Highlights in game one included a three-run homer from Matt Olson that put the Braves within one run of the Mets in the top of the sixth inning. Charlie Morton was charged with the loss for Atlanta after giving up five runs and six hits, walking three, and striking out three in five and two-third innings. David Peterson was credited with the win and Edwin Diaz secured the save for New York.
Kyle Wright took the loss in the nightcap. Carlos Carrasco got the win in the Mets’ shut out of the Braves, while Seth Lugo picked up the save.
The Braves will finish their series in New York versus the Mets (and a seven-game road trip) this afternoon. First pitch is slated for 1:10 pm at Citi Field. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM; air time is 11:55 am from the Braves Radio Network.
In a minor league update, the Rome Braves were defeated by the Greenville Drive by 4-2 on Tuesday night in the opener of a six-game set in Greenville, South Carolina. Game two is scheduled for today at 2:05 pm.